Bilingual and Multilingual Education in the 21st Century: Building on Experience
Edited by: Christian Abello-Contesse, Paul M. Chandler, María Dolores López-Jiménez, Rubén Chacón-Beltrán
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Bilingual education is one of the fastest growing disciplines within applied linguistics. This book includes the work of 20 specialists working in various educational contexts across Europe, Latin America and North America to create a volume which is both comprehensive in scope and multidimensional in its coverage of current bilingual initiatives. The central themes of this volume, which draws on past experiences of bilingual education, include issues in language use in classrooms at elementary, secondary and tertiary levels; participant perspectives on bilingual education experiences; and the language needs of bi- and multilingual students in monolingual schools. This collection will be of interest to teachers and administrators in bi- and multilingual education programs, as well as scholars working in the field of language education.
The editors of this book have done a brilliant job: bringing together a team of international specialists in bilingual and multilingual education, ranging from primary to tertiary education, and having them focus on theoretical and practical issues. This book is a must-read for researchers, teachers and education officials!
Thought-provoking, insightful, updated collection of papers that reflect upon actual classroom praxis at various levels. The contribution these articles make to the understanding and setting up of a scholarly discussion on educational, multicultural and multilingual matters is vast, varied and far-reaching. A real must for scholars and interested audiences.
By engaging with the sheer variety of perspectives and initiatives in BE contained in this volume, this contribution delivers a wealth of information and provides the reader with a thorough grasp of BE and the options available to professional educators. It is an exceptional resource for those seeking research topics in BE, and raises several questions at the forefront of the field, thus providing concrete topics for discussion.
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Christian Abello-Contesse is Associate Professor at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, where he teaches courses in second language acquisition, foreign-language teaching methodology, bilingualism and multilingualism, bilingual education and intercultural communication.
Paul M. Chandler is Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA. His areas of interest are teacher development, second language reading and second language acquisition.
María Dolores López-Jiménez is Assistant Professor at Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain. Her main research interests include vocabulary teaching and learning, materials design and evaluation, and second language acquisition.
Rubén Chacón-Beltrán is Associate Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Madrid, Spain, where he teaches undergraduate courses in English as a foreign language and sociolinguistics, and graduate seminars in bilingualism and language policy.
Christian Abello-Contesse, Paul M. Chandler, María Dolores López-Jiménez & Rubén Chacón-Beltrán: Introduction and Overview
PART I LESSONS FROM ACCUMULATED EXPERIENCE IN BILINGUAL AND MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION
1. Christian Abello-Contesse: Bilingual and Multilingual Education: An Overview of the Field
2. Fred Genesee: Insights into Bilingual Education from Research on Immersion Programs in Canada
3. Anne-Marie de Mejía: Bilingual Education in Colombia: The Teaching and Learning of Languages and Academic Content Area Knowledge
4. Carmen Pérez-Vidal: Perspectives and Lessons from the Challenge of CLIL Experiences
PART II ISSUES IN LANGUAGE USE IN CLASSROOMS AT THE ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY, AND TERTIARY LEVELS
5. Jasone Cenoz & Xabier Etxague: From Bilingualism to Multilingualism: Basque, Spanish, and English in Higher Education
6. Gwyn Lewis, Bryn Jones & Colin Baker: 100 Bilingual Lessons: Distrubuting Two Languages in Classrooms
7. Elena Domínguez Romero & Jorge Braga Riera: Native Language Influence in Teaching Subject Matter Content through English in Spanish Tertiary Education
8. Ofelia García: From Diglossia to Transglossia: Bilingual and Multilingual Classrooms in the 21st Century
PART III PARTICIPANT PERSPECTIVES ON BILINGUAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCES: STUDENTS, LANGUAGE ASSISTANTS, STUDENT-TEACHERS, AND TEACHER-EDUCATORS
9. María D. Pérez Murillo: The Students' Views on their Experience in a Spanish-English Bilingual Education Program in Spain
10. Nicole A. Tobin & Christian Abello-Contesse: The Use of Native Assistants as Language and Cultural Resources in Andalusia's Bilingual Schools
11. Fernanda Liberali: Student-Teachers and Teacher-Educators Experience New Roles in Pre-Service Bilingual Teacher Education in Brazil
12. Miguel García López & Anthony Bruton: Potential Drawbacks and Actual Benefits of CLIL Initiatives in Public Secondary Schools
PART IV ON THE LANGUAGE NEEDS OF BILINGUAL AND MULTILINGUAL STUDENTS IN MONOLINGUAL SCHOOLS
13. Maurice Carder: International School Students: Developing their Bilingual Potential
14. Jaime E. Espinoza Moore & Emilia Alonso Marks: Heritage Spanish Speakers in School Settings: Are their Needs being Met?